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Boston Bombing: 5 Things To Know About The Tsarnaev Trial

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 04:15

Jury selection begins today and because the bombings affected so many people this part of the trial may take weeks.

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Woman's body found at junior school

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 04:08
Three people are arrested after body of woman in her 20s is found in the grounds of a school in Shrewsbury.

Body to be exhumed for DNA tests

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 03:41
Unidentified remains buried in a communal grave are due to be exhumed so DNA samples can be taken in a bid to solve a missing person case dating back 37 years.

Workers suspended over 'data breach'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 03:34
Almost 90 workers are suspended at the First Source call centre in Londonderry amid accusations of a data protection breach, the BBC understands.

Why does the military insist on saluting?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 03:30
The UK government has printed a guide on saluting for officers following complaints that protocol is becoming lax, but where does the greeting come from?

Priest abused children in care homes

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 03:27
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is told the Sisters of Nazareth accept that the notorious paedophile priest, Fr Brendan Smyth, abused children in their care.

Superman ecstasy found in Ipswich

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 03:25
More than 400 ecstasy tablets believed to be from a batch linked to the deaths of four people are found hidden in Ipswich.

Libyan soldier denies sex attacks

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 03:13
A Libyan soldier stationed at Bassingbourn Barracks near Cambridge denies sexually assaulting women in the city.

Gay banner removed from Pride DVD

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 03:12
CBS Films is examining why references to homosexuality were removed from the DVD cover of the US release of British film Pride.

Calorie-counting wristband tested

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 03:12
The BBC tests GoBe, a controversial wristband whose makers claim it can count the number of calories consumed by the wearer.

China protests N Korea 'killings'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 03:02
China lodges a protest with Pyongyang after reports emerge that a North Korean army deserter killed four in a Chinese border city.

VIDEO: Drone video of stranded ship

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 03:02
An investigation has begun into why a car transporter, which ran aground in the Solent, started listing shortly after leaving the Port of Southampton.

PODCAST: Popular polar bears

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-01-05 03:00

What can you get for less than $1.20? The answer: a euro. Plus, Bankrate is forecasting that the Fed will finally hike up interest rates this year. What will this mean for cash-flush consumers, and their growing appetite for new cars, new mortgages, and other forms of debt? How far up do experts predict the rates will hike in 2015, and what impact may this have on the rest of the world’s tepid growth? And once a year, hundreds of polar bears descend upon Churchill, Manitoba, a town with more bears than people. Every year, Churchill’s 800 residents share their small town with a flood of scientists, researchers and tourists who come to study and see these massive creatures. But now, a threat to the polar bear population has Manitobans worried about their primary source of income.

Boston bomb trial set to pick jury

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 02:52
Jury selection is due in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is accused of killing three people in April 2013.

The 2015 Greek euro drama

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 02:44
Greece's snap election is just three weeks off - and a left-wing victory might yet push Greece out of the euro, Europe editor Gavin Hewitt writes.

Oil tanker bombed in Libyan port

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 02:39
Military jets have attacked a Greek-operated oil tanker in the Libyan port of Derna, killing two crew members, the Greek authorities say.

Oh, It's Winter: Huge Swath Of U.S. Will Be Bitterly Cold

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 02:38

Some parts of Wisconsin will see a windchill of 30 below and most of country — all the way down to Florida — will see temperatures plunge.

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CES 2015: Sleep, faffing and skates

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 02:36
The big - and barmy - ideas at CES in Las Vegas

Politics is the big risk to the euro

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 02:20
The eurozone is both weaker and stronger than it was five years ago. How can that be so - and why is its survival still uncertain?

Wiggins signs Team Sky extension

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 02:17
Sir Bradley Wiggins signs a contract extension with Team Sky which will see him race for the team until the end of April.